Young Architects Poll

After the success of our earlier Green Architecture Poll, we asked our readers to select which so called, “Young Architect” they would choose. The results are in and can be found below:

  • UNStudio 62.5%
  • Diller Scofidio + Renfro 25%
  • LOT-EK 25%
  • Asymptote 12.5%
  • Hariri & Hariri 12.5%

Later we will feature a five part mini-series spotlighting these young firms, their projects and profiles. Please continue to vote in our sidebar polls and leave us your thoughts on other young firms that you would like to see featured here.

Our Fave 20 Design Blogs

Earlier this year we set out to promote our favorite Top 10 Urbanism Blogs that we feature in our sidebars. In the spirit of our first review, our second centers on Design blogs. So what where our metrics for selection? The blogs are ranked in the order in which our editor finds them to be most relevant to design, their visual appeal, and by the frequency in which they are updated. In the event of a tie, we selected our favorite reads first. Some of the blogs will be easily recognizable, while others may be a bit more obscure but well worth your exploration. Of course, this is a highly subjective list and we welcome any comments or suggestions for blogs that are not featured here or elsewhere on our site.

01:: Design Observer

This blog is our overall favorite Design blog. The design is clean, the editing is superlative and the content is always enticing.

02:: DesignNotes

This is one of our overall favorite blogs for design, content, navigation and features.

03:: swissmiss

Another one of our top destinations for design folly is this fine blog. Let us face it the Swiss can flat out design.

04:: designspotter

A daily photo blog that offers plenty of eye candy for your design desires.

05:: David Report blog

This is perhaps the best written blog in our survey. The opinions and discourse are always worth the read.

06:: Design Sojourn

Yet another well-written eye-catching design that is well worth visiting.

07:: Le territoire des sens

Always an interesting French blog that always seems to capture our attention.

08:: incli(NATION)

This is a straight-forward and concise blog featuring Architecture and Design among other things.

09:: dezeen

Well-rounded and robust another must have bookmark in your search of design.

10:: Design Milk

If you are into eye catching blogs with a diverse focus on design, then you have arrived.

11:: Core 77 Design Blog

Core 77 is a visually stunning blog whose main focus is on industrial design.

12:: CoolBoom

This is an interesting Architecture + Design blog featuring a well-crafted dark theme and ease of navigation.

13:: we make money not art

This selection is a quirky, uniquely designed blog featuring all facets of design.

14:: things magazine

This intriguing blog is crafty in its writing and always makes us wonder why did not come up with the idea first. Tangential thinking never looked so good.

15:: Cool Hunting

Number fifteen features a well-designed blog that features all aspects of design.

16:: Curbly

Curbly is an easy to navigate, well-edited blog featuring commentary and insight into design.


If it is happening in Central or Eastern Europe and it is design related it is featured here.


An interesting Spanish blog that features a wide-range of design posts.

19:: designboom

A daily zine featuring photos, links and a plethora of other design related items for one to peruse.


Do not let the economy of the design fool you. The content is top-notch and the links are always worth a look.

Posta Aerea 06

Please forgive our lack of posts. Our editor has been on vacation and is studying and taking the Architects Registration Exam (A.R.E.). A subject that may be featured as an in-depth series in the near future. Now we would like to take care of a bit of housekeeping. In April we reported on a new periodical from Spain entitled, “a+t“. In our post we stated that “DBook” released by them featured only Dutch architecture. This was incorrect and we regret the error. This title features architecture from around Europe and is not solely focused on the Netherlands.

The Storefront for Art and Architecture is taking its show on the road and is currently in London through July 27, 2008. See the exhibition poster below for details:

Storefront for Art and Architecture – POP UP London
The Big CPH Experiment flickr set

Another European Arch Landmark Ablaze

photo by Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters

Less than one week after a devastating fire engulfed the TU-Delft Architecture School, we have learned of yet another blaze. Today in Berlin, Germany the home of the Berlin Philharmonic has caught fire. Unlike its counterpart in the Netherlands it appears as though the fire was caught in time and has saved the structure. The New York Times reported that workers had been welding on the predominantly metal roof before the fire but there is no indication as yet to its source.

The orchestra has been playing in the Philharmonic Hall at Kemperplatz since 1963. The original structure was designed by Hans Scharoun, and later was added to in 1987 to include the adjoining Chamber Music Hall.

BBC Article
Berliner Philharmoniker Site

TU-Delft: Arch School Endures Major Fire

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The architecture program at TU-Delft in the Netherlands suffered a serious loss on Tuesday the 13th of May when the eight story Faculty Building was engulfed by flames. The pictures below tell the story and illustrate the partial collapse of the structure. We first learned of this tragedy from our neighbors at SPAN and it was later reported by Archinect. The TU-Delft website reports that classes will resume on the 19th of May in makeshift tents set up on campus. No word on the cause at this time.

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